History

history

Saint George was founded on January 25th, 1965 in a small apartment in Piantini.  At that time it was named, “Los Angelitos” and the student body consisted of only ten pre-schoolers.  It was only once these pre-schoolers reached the age to attend first grade that the decision was taken to continue adding, one grade at a time, through Primary school.  Of course by that time the school had moved to a more appropriate location and many new students had joined the community.  The story repeated itself and, because parents wanted their children to stay at Los Angelitos, after Primary School the students attended Middle School and on to High School.

For the Academic Year 1972-1973 the school moved to its present location. Whilst, the school was very young, all instruction was given in English however in order to comply with the requisites of the Ministry of Education and to become a rather more formal school, the Spanish Programme was introduced and hence a completely bilingual school came about.

We are proud to say that during the 50 years that the school has been in existence, it has been recognized nationally and internationally as a source of academic excellence and was the first school in Dominican Republic to receive the accreditations of The Council of International Schools and The New England Association of Schools and Colleges. Saint George is the pioneer school in the country to offer the prestigious IB Program. Our teaching staff consists of men and women from different cultural backgrounds who bring the best of their worlds to ours. Although our students are mostly young Dominicans (66%) we have been fortunate to receive students from all over the world (34%) and so… from the original ten young toddlers in 1965… our school has grown into a “world-class” institution producing High School graduates who are prepared to face academic challenges in today´s global society.